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Where can I buy glass to build an aquarium?

I have seen the prices of custom size aquariums and thought it might be cheaper to do it myself. Does anyone know where I can get the glass or acrylic to construct a fish tank? Can I just get it at Home Depot or something?

Answer:

Just go to a local glass shop, one that makes windows and special mirrors and such. You will be able to buy just the sheets of glass, they will also cut them to the exact sizes you need too. They should also know what type, and thickness of glass you will need for the size you are doing. MFK
Apr 14, 2017
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Depending on the size of the tank you want to build you may need to special order it from a glass shop as the thickness required for building a fish tank are not commonly available in glass shops. For instance, the tank I built was a 75 gallon standard size, 48"x21"x18" and it required 12mm or 1/2" thick glass. the taller the tank the thicker the glass needs to be.
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no tempered glass will shatter in to peaces if a rock or something hits it cuz it dosent have pvb like laminated glass dose so laminated glass would be better cuz if a rock hits it it will just crack and not shatter so if i had to make a fish tank i would chouse laminated cuz it dosent shatter i mean would you relly want your fish to die cuz your fish tank shatters and if it cracks at lest you have time to get your fish out and have time to get your fish tank out of a room or where ever it is out befor it makes a mess and would you relly want to clean up millions of pices of glass hope this helps
Apr 14, 2017

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